Couples massages at a lakeside resort, wine tastings at a local vineyard, and watching the sun rise over Lake Superior – these are among the many moments you can share with that special someone on a Minnesota vacation. In fact, the capital city of St. Paul was recently named the Best Romantic North American Getaway in USA Today’s 10Best readers’ poll. Elsewhere in the state, couples will find cozy bed-and-breakfasts, romantic restaurants and stunning scenery to reignite the flame. Find more ideas below, add them to your favorites, and plan a romantic getaway to Minnesota today.
Garden lovers and green thumbs seeking fresh ideas can find inspiring gardens throughout the state, each with its own distinct personality and history. Blooms begin in mid- to late April (depending on the snow melt) and continue until late fall’s frosty bite. The colors and landscapes change constantly through the seasons, which make them ideal for repeat visits.
Chalk it up to the slower pace, historic grace and inherent romance of river towns. Southern Minnesota offers several easy river town escapes, perfect for packing a weekend with activities or easy-does-it unwinding together. Here are some of the top spots for rekindling romance.
The link between food and love may be ancient, but it continues to thrive in modern times right here in the Upper Midwest. Wherever you travel in Minnesota, there's likely to be a romantic culinary getaway awaiting you.
The serenading song of birds and the translucent green glow of freshly unfurled leaves signals the arrival of spring in Minnesota. If you’re lucky, you can add the thunder of waterfalls, too.
Local hip-hop icon Dessa talks about some of Minneapolis’ most intimate music rooms. Find out why she loves to perform and attend shows at venues like The Icehouse, Aster Cafe and Triple Rock, each of which has its own unique appeal.